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Systematic Review

Source: The Guide to Community Preventive Services

Last Reviewed: February 2005

Workgroups: HIV Workgroup

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends provider referral partner notification to increase HIV testing and identification of previously undiagnosed HIV-positive individuals. Partner counseling and referral services involve voluntary disclosure of sexual or needle-sharing partners by a patient diagnosed with HIV infection. Providers or other professionals then notify partners of HIV exposure. Ideally, partners are tested and receive prevention or risk reduction counseling — or enter into care if they test positive. 

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Guide to Community Preventive Services. (2020). HIV: Interventions to Identify HIV-Positive People Through Partner Notification – by Provider Referral. Retrieved from https://www.thecommunityguide.org/findings/hivaids-interventions-identify-hiv-positive-people-through-partner-notification-provider